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4-H Clubs

A 4-H Club or Youth Group is a group of young people interested in coming together to learn, socialize and to have fun under the leadership of a caring adult(s).

Young people like 4-H, because they have fun with friends at meetings, social activities, tours, camps and fairs. They learn to do interesting things like raise animals and plants, fix their bikes, take pictures, learn cooking and collect insects. Teenage 4-H members have the opportunity to serve as junior leaders, teaching younger members.

Join a 4-H club

For a complete list of clubs and club openings, please contact your local 4-H Educators listed.

There are hundreds of 4-H clubs meeting in towns and cities across the Commonwealth. You may use this directory to search for a club in your community. Please be aware that this may not be a complete list of all the 4-H clubs.  

4-H Breakdown of Programs

Start a 4-H club

If there is no club available in your local area, your 4-H Educator would love to help you start a new 4-H club. You need an adult (age 21) volunteer(s) who likes to work with youth. 

You do not need to be an expert!  4-H will provide the curricula and assistance needed. 

  1. Contact your local 4-H Educator. 
  2. Application & Screenning 
    Successfully complete application process including a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check.  Your 4-H Educator will inform you when this process is complete.   
  3. Orientation
    Your local Educator will provide you with an orientation. He or she will assign an experienced 4-H volunteer to mentor you. 
  4. Decide club details 
    Work with your 4-H Educator and volunteer mentor to decide on: the age group you will work with, projects your group will do, and when and where your club will meet. 
    Plan an information session for new 4-H members and their parents.
  5. Meeting with potential members & volunteers
    Have a meeting with the young people who are interested and adults who are willing to help.
  6. Publicize it through the school or any place where young people and their parents can be reached.

That’s it—you’re on your way!

FAQ

 

Barnstable County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator
Sandi Shepherd-Gay | 508.375.6690 | sandi.shepherdgay@barnstablecounty.org

Club Name Project Open to ages Town
4-H Science Club

Science, Community Service Air Station Cape Cod/Otis Air National Guard Base
Barnstable County 4-H Livestock

East Falmouth
Bits and Bridles

Horse Falmouth
Hearts Desire Farm Friends

Horse, Farm Animals, Community Service Harwich
Barnstable County 4-H Leadership Club

Marstons Mills
Muddy Paws 4-H Dog Club

Dog Care & Training, Community Service 6-18 Osterville
Water Street Clovers

Arts & Crafts, Community Service Sandwich
Berkshire County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator
Angelica Paredes | 413.577.0759 | angelica@umext.umass.edu

Club Name Project Open to ages Town
Patchwork Frogs 4-H Quilting Club

4-H Trailblazers Club

Ashley Falls
Berkshire Boots & Bridles 4-H Club

Mostly horse and gardening All Egremont
Berkshire Jammin' Critters 4-H

North Adams
UNO Wacky Steamers

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math 6 - 18 North Adams
Berkshire 4-H Ambassadors

Pittsfield
Berkshire County 4-H Fair Association

Pittsfield
Bristol County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator
Cynthia Bushey | 508-831-1223 ext.115 | cabushey@umass.edu

 

 

Club Name Project Town
Furry 4-H of Bristol County

Animal Science Fall River
Club Name Project Open to ages Town
City Slickers

Horse and Horse Lovers 5-18 South Attleboro
Essex County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator
Va Shon Wallace-Hiltpold | 617-243-1934 | vwallace@umext.umass.edu.

Club Name Project Open to ages Town
Kids Care 4-H Club

Community service Beverly
Woodland Wanderers

Crafts Boxford/Topsfield
Argos Dog 4-H Club

Dogs Danvers/Topsfield
Our Neck of the Woods 4-H

Environment, nature and community service Georgetown
Plucky Poultry 4-H Club

Poultry, Community Service 5 - 18 Ipswich
All SET

Science Salem
North Shore Blazers 4-H Club

Community service, science and crafts Salem
4-H Dream Weavers

5-18 Topsfield
Essex County Kids 4-H

Goats, Poultry Topsfield
Great Scott's Rabbit & Cavy

Rabbit, cavy, leadership, community service and public speaking 5-18 Topsfield
Neer North Friends 4-H Club

Community Service West Newbury
Franklin County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator
Angelica Paredes | 413.577.0759 | angelica@umext.umass.edu

Club Name Project Open to ages Town
Happy Helping Hands 4-H Club

Animals, crafts, gardening, community service 5 - 18 Athol
Hope-Heart-Honor & Help 4H Club

Cooking, crafts, horse, community service 5 - 18 Athol
Huckle Hill Happy Horses 4-H Club

Horse 6 - 15 Bernardston
Hawlemont 4-H Goat Club

Farm animal, sciences, bugs, Lego robotics, baking, creating, weaving, mindfulness 3rd - 6th grades Charlemont
Colrain Free Rangers 4-H Club

Colrain
Franklin County 4-H Dairy Club

Dairy cows 8 - 18 Greenfield
Montague Stichers 4-H Club

Sewing 8 - 18 Montague
Young Pioneers 4-H Club

Agricultural, working steers 5 - 18 New Salem
Franklin County Farm Friends 4-H Club

Gardening, goat, rabbit 6 - 13 Shelburne
Shelburne 4-H Magic Thimblers

Sewing, clothing, quilting 8 - 18 Shelburne Falls
Hampden County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator
Angelica Paredes | 413.577.0759 | angelica@umext.umass.edu

Club Name Project Open to ages Town
K9 Wizards

Dogs 5 - 15 Agawam
Barks-a-lot 4-H Dog Club

Dog 5 - 18 Brimfield
Cows Without Borders

Dairy 5 - 18 Brimfield
Steerage Rock Riders

Horse 5 - 18 Brimfield
Mane-I-Acs

Horse 5 - 18 Granville
Back to Basics

Community Service Southwick
Hampden County Horse Power

Horse 5 - 18 Southwick
This N' That Club

Arts & Crafts, Cloverbuds, goats, needlework, poultry, sewing, quilting 5 - 18 Southwick
Crafty Critters 4-H Club

Three Rivers
Klineview Korral

Horse 5-18 Westfield
Wyben 4-H Dairy Club

Beef, dairy 5 - 18 Westfield
Guys, Gals & Goats

Goats, chickens, rabbits 9-18 Wilbraham
Hampshire County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator
Angelica Paredes | 413.577.0759 | angelica@umext.umass.edu

Club Name Project Open to ages Town
Hampshire County 4-H Youth Fair Association

Pioneer Valley Robotics

Robotics 11 - 18 Amherst
Tally Ho 4-H Club

Horse 5 - 18 Amherst
B'town Bunnies

Rabbit, Cavies & Community Service 5 - 18 Belchertown
Belchertown Community 4-H Gardening Club

Gardening 5 -18 Belchertown
Coding Clovers

Computers 9 - 18 Belchertown
Fantastic Farmers

Rabbits, poultry 5 - 17 Belchertown
Incredible Clovers

Crafts, Community Service, Exploration / Science Experiments 5 - 18 Belchertown
Seek & Discover 4-H

Animals, craft, general science, community service 10 - 14 Belchertown
4-H Drill Team

Horse Drill Team 5 - 18 Belchertown & Granby
Hilltown Misfits

Many 5 - 18 Chesterfield
Hampshire County Cavalry

Horses and Community Service All ages Chesterfield - accepting members from all MA Counties
Pioneer Valley Young Shepherds

Sheep & Fiber Arts 5 - 18 Cummington
Hampshire County 4-H Exchange

Interstate Exchange 13 - 16 Easthampton
All Breeds Bandit 4-H Club

Hadley
Homesteading Heroes 4-H Club

goats, rabbits, sheep, gardening, beekeeping, modern homesteading 5 - 18 Hatfield
Hampshire County 4-H Cattle

Dairy cattle 6-18 Westhampton
Holyoke

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator
Lauren Dubois | 413-737-0236 ext. 109 | ldubois@umext.umass.edu.

Middlesex County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator
Va Shon Wallace-Hiltpold | 617-243-1934 | vwallace@umext.umass.edu.

Club Name Project Open to ages Town
Acton CRAFT & Zingers Compact

Crafts, cooking, handwork and sewing and community service projects 5-19 Acton
Ashby 4-H

General Ashby
Ashland Innovation 4-H Club

Youth Leadership, Community Service, Electricity Basics, Paper Based Circuits, Arduino Programming Based STEM Projects, Visual Presentations 8 - 14 Ashland
4-H Farmers Club of Bedford

Livestock Leasing/Agriculture Bedford
Belmont STEAM Alliance 4-H

Robotics Belmont
4-H Backyard Poultry Club

Chickens Billerica
Black Walnut 4-H

Beekeeping, Beef and Dairy Cows, Sheep, Goats, Pigs and Poultry Billerica
Flying Change 4-H Equestrians

Horse Chelmsford
Pup Scouts 4-H

Dog Chelmsford
4-H at Drumlin Farm

nature, ecology, wildlife, livestock, gardening, healthy foods Lincoln
4-H Regal Riders

Horse, Poultry, Goats and other agricultural interests Littleton
Good Shepherd Sheep 4-H Club

Sheep Littleton
Littleton Hack & Tack

Horse Littleton
Middlesex Knight Riders 4-H Club

Horse Lunenberg
Natick Organic Community Farm

Agriculture & Community Service 10-18 Natick
Pepperell Trailblazers

Horse, community service 5 - 18 Pepperell
Greater Boston 4-H Robotics

FIRST Robotics Revere
Stowe Helping Hearts 4-H

Farm, Agriculture, Community Service Stowe
Townsend 4-H

Dairy, beef, agriculture Townsend
4-H Gardening

Tyngsboro
Middlesex County 4-H Fife & Drum

Performance group Ages 9 and Up Waltham
4-H Woodworking

Wood construction and finishing Westford
Climbing Caprines 4-H

Goats Westford
Rabbit and Cavy 4-H Club (AKA: RC Carrot Crusaders)

Rabbit, guinea pig Westford
Stoneybrook 4-H Saddle Club

Horse 5 - 18 Westford
Westford 4-H FUN

Cooking, general Westford
Made From the Art 4-H Club

Arts & Crafts, Photography, Community Service Wilmington
Nifty Needles

Clothing and textiles, community service, visual presentations, leadership 8 - 18 Wilmington
Science Pirates

General science Wilmington
Norfolk County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator 
Cynthia Bushey | 508-831-1223 ext. 115 | cabushey@umass.edu

Club Name Project Open to ages Town
High Flyers

Horse 6 - 18 Canton
4-H Citizens of the Future

Beekeeping, Science, Community Service 5 - 18 Dedham
Powisset Farm 4-H club (formerly known as Powisset Farm Hens & Hogs)

Livestock, vegetables, nature 10 - 18 Dover
4-H Alarm Robotics

Franklin
Canine Capers 4-H Club

Franklin
4-H Science Explorers

Hands-on science activites in biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, agriculture, environmental science and engineering 5 - 18 Medway
Horse Feathers

Horse and poultry are primary but other projects include: photography, livestock, small animals and non-livestock 8 - 18 Mendon
Norfolk Horse Feathers

Horse, poultry 8 - 18 Norfolk
Mini Whinnies

Miniature Horse 8-18 Sharon
Thunder Hill Canine Encounters

Dog 8-18 Walpole
Cottontail

Rabbit, Poultry & Community Service 6-18 Wrentham
Plymouth County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator
Molly Vollmer | 774.404.7020 | mvollmer@umext.umass.edu
or visit www.plymouthcounty4H.org

Club Name Project Town
Hanover Nursery 4-H Funny Farmers

Brockton
Homespun Fun 4-H Club

Carver
Rambunctious Rabbits 4-H Club

Carver
Farmtastic 4-H'ers

Duxbury
SSCPS

Duxbury
Hoof & Whiskers

Hanover
Plymouth County 4-H Ambassadors

Hanover
Stall Mates 4-H Club

Hanover
Eco-Explorers 4-H Club

Hanson
Geoclovers 4-H Club

Hanson
United Farmers

Hanson
Digital Teens 4-H Club

Hingham
Eggtastic

Hingham
Weir The Ponys

Hingham
Cave Canem

Dog Kingston
Sunny Side Up 4-H Club

Kingston
Hoofprints 4-H Club at Big Bay Farm

Marshfield
Norwell Farms 4-H Club

Marshfield
East Middleboro Cloverbuds

Middleboro
Fowl Play

Middleboro
Hare Raisers

Rabbit Middleboro
Homesteading

Middleboro
Hot To Trot 4-H Club

Middleboro
Satucket River Dog

Middleboro
Soule Kids

Middleboro
A Round of A-Paws

Pembroke
All-Arounders 4-H club

Plymouth
Boundless Learners 4-H Club

Plymouth
Flocks & Herds

Plymouth
East Middleboro 4-H

Raynham
Tails N Trails 4-H Club

Rochester
Tall Pines Equine 4-H Club

Rochester
Feathers, Wethers and Uthers 4-H Club

Scituate
Suffolk County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator
Va Shon Wallace-Hiltpold | 617-243-1934 | vwallace@umext.umass.edu.

Worcester County

For club information, please contact 4-H Educator 
Meghan McDermott | 508-831-1223 Ext. 109 | memcdermott@umass.edu

Club Name Project Open to ages Town
Mighty Oaks

Grafton
Farmtastic Beasts 4-H Club

Livestock all ages Hardwick
Legacy 4-H Club

Horses, Rabbits, Poultry, Beef, Community Service and Public Speaking 9 - 18 Holden
Bacon-aters 4-H Club

Swine and Beef 8+ Lancaster
Lancaster 4-H

Rabbits, crafts, community service, poultry, sewing, beef, plant science, herbs, canning, legos, photography, swine, horse 5-18 Lancaster
Wekepeke 4-H Club

Goats and Fiber 5-18 Lancaster
Homeschool Homesteaders 4-H Club

Community service, gardening, cooking, bunnies, ducks, chickens, goats, horse 5-18 Leominster
Leominster 4-H

Rabbits, Cooking, Gardening, Leadership and Community Service 5-18 Leominster
Lunenburg 4-H Club

Lunenburg
Baystate Exchange 4-H Club

Interstate exchange, traveling to and hosting 4-H teens from other states, Community service, Leadership 14 - 18 New Braintree
Farm Fresh Dairy & Beef Kids

Dairy and beef cattle, poultry, sheep, community service 5-18 New Braintree
Blackstone Valley 4-H

Dairy & Beef Cattle, community service All ages Spencer
Little Farmers 4-H Club

Beef Cattle 8 - 18 Spencer
Two Town Trotters

Horse, Horse Lovers, Community Service, Leadership 5 - 18 Spencer
Worcester County 4-H Teen Club

Interstate exchange, traveling to and hosting 4-H teens from other states, community service Open to all teens in Worcester County ages 13-18 Spencer
Sutton 4-H

Beef cattle, horse, poultry, sheep, technology, gardening, community service 5-18 Sutton
Upton Hoofbeats

Horse, horse lovers, community service, public speaking, leadership, science and technology, nature 5-18 Upton
Uxbridge Dreamweavers

Crafts, cooking, sewing, community service 5-18 Uxbridge
Crafty Bakers 4-H Club

Crafts, cooking 5 - 18 Current membership is full West Brookfield
Worcester County 4-H Ambassadors Club

4-H promotion, public speaking, leadership, citizenship, community service 13-18 Worcester